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3,500 students participate in India's first hybrid sounding rocket

Martin Foundation in association with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and Space Zone India successfully completed the project known as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission 2

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission'23. (Photo: ANI)
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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission'23. (Photo: ANI)

Shine Jacob Chennai
India’s first hybrid sounding rocket by private players was successfully launched from Pattipulam village in the Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Around 3,500 students from government schools across the country became part of a team that designed and constructed a student satellite launch vehicle (rocket) and 150 PICO satellite research experiment cubes that contained different payloads. 

The student team included 200 from the fishermen community in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, 100 students from tribal communities across India, and 60 from Tamil Nadu. Martin Foundation in association with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and Space Zone India successfully completed

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First Published: Feb 19 2023 | 2:05 PM IST

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